Well, you remember those apple jackets? Yes, I know, lots of people have said, "why would you want one?", and "as useful as the crocheted tissue box covers", and one person did suggest a crocheted banana jacket would be better! It would be a challenge though and I did think it had got to be worth doing at least one - a fun addition to the lunch boxes! (If there's only one, then it will be a surprise as to who gets it!) A definite talking point and good way of winding up the boys!
There has been lots of chat on the blogs about apple jackets. Have a look on Google images, and put in crochet apple jackets - there's a mere 1,640,000! All sorts of colours and styles, I thought this was something new, but reckon they must have been around for quite a while.
I am really impressed with Coco Rose though, do have a look at her work,
considering the date of this blog entry, she's a really fast worker, the magazine had barely come out then! She does have a lovely blog, well worth taking time to look at.
So first job, learn the stitches. Well there's only one - double crochet - and having found instructions in two books I made a start.
Now, Kirstie learnt to crochet and made a crochet box all in one television programme! Admittedly she did have an expert next to her.
My first 2 attempts were too awful to show you!
Attempt number 3 - was an improvement...
Probably best to let the picture speak for itself. It did resemble a gnome hat, or as someone suggested, perhaps it would be a carrot cosy!
I don't know about jackets but attempt number 4 was another hat...
And as for number 5!!!
Well it isn't a hat! But perhaps there is a problem with my apples.
After all I can nearly fit 2 in!
So how will attempt number 6 go?
Still a work in progress, so wait and see!